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Covid19: Valley’s first positive case recovers fully, goes home

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Srinagar, Apr 1: The Srinagar woman, who was the first to be tested positive for Covid-19 in Kashmir, has been sent home by doctors after full recovery.

The woman was being treated at SKIMS, Soura where doctors said that multiple tests of hers came out negative and as such she was discharged and sent home on Wednesday. 


The 67-year-old woman had returned to her home on March 16 after performing Umrah in Saudi Arabia. Nodal Officer for Coronavirus at SKIMS, Dr. G H Yatoo said multiple samples of the woman sent to the viral Diagnostic and Research Lab have tested negative.

He confirmed that she has been discharged from hospital on Wednesday after being treated for 14 days at SKIMS. Notably, 62 persons have so far tested positive for COVID-19 in Jammu and Kashmir while two persons have so far died due to the disease. (KNO inputs)